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Glen Cove Record Pilot • Schools

School Garden ‘Wildlife Habitat’ Certified

Earlier this month, the Glen Head Elementary School garden achieved “Wildlife Habitat Certification” by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).  We soon will receive our official sign to post in our garden, announcing that our garden space has joined nearly 150,000 certified habitats nationwide. 


"As part of their celebration of “Garden for Wildlife” during the month of May, NWF honors the labor of students like ours who work to create a garden space that improves the habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife -- natural food sources, clean water, and places to raise young,” said Principal Lori Nimmo.


 “Our students actively celebrate the value of conservation, for nearly every garden element — including arbors, planters, lumber, bricks, paving stones, straw bales, as well as many of our plants, shrubs, and perennials -- originally were destined for the trash.  When our students strive responsibly to create a wildlife-friendly environment, they begin to understand the important role they play in protecting our fragile ecosystem, now and in the future. I also want to thank the PTO for their on-going support of our program. They have donated tools, supplies and have offered to help us build a shed to store these items!”